If you somehow didn’t already know, Toronto is a pretty big city. So, it’s safe to say that even if you’re a native Torontonian or just an avid city tourist, you probably still haven’t seen all that The 6ix has to offer. Even if you’ve managed to drive through all of the villages and districts in Toronto, chances are that those visits weren’t the most in-depth experiences that you could’ve had. And if you’ve actually walked through all of the amazing neighbourhoods in the city…well then that’s really really impressive, so good for you! If you’re like most of us, there’s still some regions in Toronto that are uncharted territory.
Here’s are 6 places in the city to explore on foot
Starting off with a no-brainer, Yorkville is definitely one of the most popular areas of the city to visit. An on-foot experience around Yorkville will treat you to some expensive sights, seeing as the streets are lined with luxury retail, restaurants and residences. This district is exceptional for an on foot experience since it’s a mostly calm neighborhood. If you haven’t visited already, Yorkville is a must.
Switching gears a little bit, the next area featured for an on-foot experience is the colourful Kensington, home of the famous Kensington Market. If there were one place in the city that was begging to be explored on foot, it’s undoubtedly Kensington. The vibrant shops and worldly foods of Kensington alone are enough to place this neighbourhood on this list.
A walk along The Danforth will not disappoint. If you didn’t already know, this neighbourhood of the city is famously dubbed “Greektown” for the abundance of Greek culture and heritage that can be seen throughout. The nice part about exploring The Danforth on foot is that it’s very hard to get lost, seeing as the trip is essentially across one road, Danforth Avenue.
Next on the list is probably the most stunning area in the city to explore on foot. This of course is the Harbourfront, a place where great eats and relaxing parks meet picturesque views from Lake Ontario. Bonus: if you’re really interested in the Harbourfront here’s an article that will help you explore the area.
Changing gears again, it’s time to move north and away from the tranquility of the lake into a charming and rustic neighbourhood, The Junction. This concrete jungle is filled with plenty of small shops and parks to explore on foot. Also, if you’re into this kind of stuff, the architecture of the buildings in The Junction is definitely worth a detailed look.
Lastly, this pedestrian-only area of Toronto is a perfect place to explore on foot, especially because that’s the only way you can actually do it. The Distillery District is a historic, beautiful and incredibly interesting place nestled in the city. Make sure to bring your best camera because this district is perfect for pictures.
Hopefully this will inspire you to plan a day trip dedicated to exploring any of Toronto’s incredible neighbourhoods, because there’s no better way to have a rich and authentic city experience than to do so on foot.